HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 105 people die every day in the United States from drug overdoses.
In fact, since 2010, drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death annually in the U.S., more than death by falling, gun violence or traffic accidents.
This story is about two West Michigan men: one who survived drug abuse, and his close friend who did not.
One of the men will tell his story from beyond his addiction, while the other will tell his from beyond the grave.
Jimmy Lont graduated from Holland Christian High School in 2008. He was one of the best football players ever to wear a Maroons uniform. To this day, Jimmy still holds several records at Holland Christian.
But Jimmy's record-setting football career wasn't completely all his doing; he had some help.